Newlyn Holiday Cottages
Down at the quayside watch Newlyn's huge fleet land their catch of mackerel, John Dory, turbot, bass, cod, lemon sole, sardines etc - the choice is second to none! Wander around the stalls of the bustling fish market and view them in their glory, carefully stacked in ice, eyes bright, skin gleaming. Then head for a local chippie and sample freshly battered fish in paper.
Newlyn Fish Festival
A great time to book a Newlyn cottage holiday is over August Bank Holiday when the famous Fish Festival is held. Expect the harbour to be brimming with boats, the quayside to be thronging with crowds and the ambience to be buzzing. You'll find cookery demos by top local chefs, live bands and other performers, fun on the water and plenty of fishy stuff for kids.
But there's more to Newlyn than fish! Explore the tiny, winding streets lined with granite cottages, inviting shops and amazing galleries - in particular, the Newlyn Art Gallery, showcasing an exquisite collection of local, national and international work. It's easy to see why generations of artists have made their home in Newlyn, and if you too have found yourself inspired why not sign up for a course at the Newlyn School of Art? Walk along the pebble beach to the promenade of Penzance - it's an easy one-mile walk each way. Or follow the South West Coast Path to Mousehole. Add gorgeous beaches, St. Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre all a short drive away and there is a lot to be said for a Newlyn cottage holiday!